We are excited to announce a new partnership between the two organizations to provide college planning assistance to motivated Erie High School students with the desire to attend college, and who are lacking the resources to navigate the complicated college admissions process. Education is the single greatest contributor to the elimination of generational poverty. Collegiate Crossings ensures every student has the opportunity to pursue higher education, regardless of socioeconomic status by providing college planning services.
According to the Colorado Department of Higher Education only 40% of low-income students enroll in higher education courses after high school (CDE 2011). A mere one-third of high school graduates who are both Latino and low income pursue higher education.
It is evident that our community’s low income, ﬁrst generation, and Latino students need assistance to bridge the gap. That’s why Erie Uplink and Collegiate Crossings have teamed up to provide educational resources and support to those who need it most. The Collegiate Crossings program directly addresses the gap, providing personalized assistance in navigating college planning, application, and ﬁnancing processes. Long-term, these services help establish economic self-sufﬁciency born of higher education and end the cycle of poverty within families.
To learn more about this exciting opportunity and see if your student qualiﬁes, please contact Erie UpLink at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Erie Uplink, is committed to connecting Erie families with resources to fulfill their basic life needs, including connecting Erie families with opportunities to be of service to one another.